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Drones, VR, and brisket collide (peacefully) at Digital Trends’ TechPop Drone Show 1:23

On the rooftop of the Portland-based Hotel deLuxe's parking garage, Digital Trends hosted its third TechPop event, this time geared toward teaching those in attendance more about drones and virtual reality.
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Looking to watch the presidential debates? Just head over to Twitter

A new deal brokered between the social media platform and Bloomberg Television will allow the Twitterverse to view a live-stream of all three presidential debates, the first of which is to take place on September 26.
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Facebook’s end-to-end encrypted feature goes live in Messenger for select few

Facebook is testing a new feature that will make your messages in Messenger more secure thanks to end-to-end encryption. Law enforcement, criminals, and even Facebook will not be able to intercept these messages.
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Head over to Tumblr if you want to share Live Photos from your iPhone on the web

Those fun animated Live Photos taken with your iPhone are almost free of their iOS prison. Tumblr has become the first website to support online sharing of the pictures, after adding support to its app recently.
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3 ways social media is warping politics more than ever

We may treat politics as a spectator sport on Facebook and Twitter, but our reactions there are feeding back into the system and changing the process more than ever.
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ABC to live-stream presidential debates, viewer reactions on Facebook

ABC is partnering with Facebook to live-stream the 2016 general election debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the social network. The extensive live-streams will also incorporate viewers' questions and comments.
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YouTube says you can be a ‘Hero’ if you help moderate its site

Fancy helping to keep YouTube an upbeat and positive experience for its enormous community of more than a billion global users? Then you might be interested in becoming a Hero....
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Is this cow a government informant? Google blurs bovine’s face in Street View

Cows -- they're just like us! That is to say, they deserve their privacy, too. At least, that appears to be the stance Google is taking, based on its decision to blur out the face of an English cow on Google Street View.
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Sound of the swipe: Tinder now lets you use Spotify to find a date

With the new Spotify integration, all Tinder users -- with or without Spotify accounts -- can pin a song to their profile as a Tinder Anthem, and preview songs from Top Artists on Spotify through the dating app.
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Can you remaster a meme? LG tries with an R&B remake of ‘Damn Daniel’ shot on the V20 1:08

To celebrate the camera in the new LG V20 – cameras, really; it has a 16-megapixel main lens and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens – LG is refilming some of the most well-known viral videos of all time.
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Facebook’s new Messenger exec hire could lead to big break in India

Facebook is hiring an influential new exec for its Messenger platform in the form of Anand Chandrasekaran. With ties to Silicon Valley and India, Chandrasekaran will be assigned a global leadership role within the company.
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Twitter has finally made it possible to post longer tweets

After first announcing the idea four months ago, Twitter has finally made it possible to post longer tweets. Starting Monday, photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quote tweets no longer count toward the 140-character limit.